Sunday, November 27, 2011

My girlies!!!!

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Nothing sweeter!!!
Than big Sissy carrying the little'un for her birthday celebration.

Mama's heart is full.

Sorry to be MIA again lately. Been busy and very distracted and YOU know why!!!
I hope to post more b-day pics soon.

Meanwhile....have a wonderful week.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Birthday Girl !!!!

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“What Is A Little Girl!”

She's a bundle of sweetness, brightness & fun.

The beauty of springtime, the warmth of the sun. She's Innocence covered with mud, sand, & soot. She's Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot...She's a composite picture of giggles & tears. Of tantrums, excitement, amusement & fears. A bundle of mischief and often a tease. A creature of moods not easy to please...Who'll capture your heart with her pixie-like grin. Or chatter and beg till your patience wears thin. But obedient, naughty, mischievous or coy.

She's Mom's little Darling & Dad's Pride & Joy.

(author unknown)

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Today....Milana turns 4 !!!!

And I marvel at how far you've come. From that little quiet mouseling who didn't make a peep for months to this "bigger than life" bundle of joy and sparkle and cuddles and spitfire.

I'm sure life will have many bumps and turns but I'm equally sure you'll land on your feet everytime. In fact - you may even teach the bumps and turns a thing or two.

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We love you to pieces, little one. And are so thankful you are ours.


Happy Birthday Milana.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday....Around the World

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I was so ready to get away for a few days. I've been burning the candle at both ends since August and all I could think about was doing......absolutely nothing.
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But it's almost impossible to do "nothing" at home. Especially when there is always work to do - just staring you in the face.

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So, on Friday, around noon, we hit the road for up north.
To do.....absolutely nothing.

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And that was made so much easier because the whole area (Mt Tremblant) was practically deserted. It's only like this for a few weeks in November and a few in May and that's when we love to get there.

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On Friday - we didn't even go out. Spent about 2 hours in the hot tub and had pizza and watched movies. Oh...and we were all asleep by 9 PM.
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But this is what we woke up to on Saturday morning. First snowfall is so pretty.

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The snow didn't stay but it was cold enough for warm coats and a little stroll through the village.

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And everywhere there were signs of Christmas coming!

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On Sunday it was time to leave. The little sign announces the name of the river. "Devil's River". And it was kind of creepy looking into the mist.

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Had to stop for our favorite Crepes on the way home. And a cuddle with my girlies.

Link up below and visit some blogs from around the world.

And have a great week everyone!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday - Around the world

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The countdown began weeks ago. The excitement grew with each passing day. Candy definately takes center stage with my two girlies, but dress-up comes a close second.

(I'll post Monday nights Halloween pictures on Friday for Favorite Photo Friday but meanwhile Dahlia's ballet class last Friday had a little show they put on for the parents at the end of the class.)

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It always amazes me that no two girls have the same costume. It's always like that.

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Dahlia has been taking ballet since she was 3 years old. And always with her bff - Angel. They really could live in each others pockets

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They've been together since almost birth. Inseparable.

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(Forgive the shadows. I'm just too tired to remove them.)

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Not to be left out - Milana wanted a little dance time of her own before we left the house. And had to dress up in something Chinese. This sweet little outfit is one I bought at the Silk Factory in Beijing and she has never worn it. (My bad!) It still fits but the style is a tad babyish.
Milana didn't mind!!

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So the little dance was over and the girls were taking their bows.

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And were rewarded with chocolate....of course. (It's Halloween....but any excuse will do.)

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Dahlia's cheeks are full and there's a little evidence still on her lower lip.
(Be back on Friday for more dress-up fun.)

Link up below and/or visit some other spots around the world.

(Hands up whoever is still on a sugar-high from last night! Do you let the kids eat as much as they want in hopes they will get sick of it?

I've tried that but mine just don't seem to ever grow tired of the sugar-fest.)

Happy Tuesday!